Dr. Paul D. Wetzel, MD

Dr. Paul D. Wetzel, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 46 years old

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Central Coast Gastroenterology
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      3.3 based on 12 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Wetzel
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (12)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Wetzel's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (11)
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      Dr. Wetzel insists on his patients taking 'drugs' that are harmful over a long period of time, when the warnings on boxes/labels clearly state, to Not take these drugs, (for the esophagus) esp. for any long period of time than is recommended, which is only a few of weeks, but they tell you otherwise, meaning rest of your life. I went in for extreme pain in my face that Dr. W. didn't know anything about; it turned out to be 'Trigeminal Neuralgia' and it had nothing to do with my esophagus.
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      Specialties

      • Gastroenterology

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      • Gastroenterology

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Pain
      • Anal or Rectal Pain
      • Anemia
      • Barrett's Esophagus
      • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
      • Benign Tumor
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Constipation
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Dehydration
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diarrhea
      • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
      • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
      • Duodenal Ulcer
      • Duodenitis
      • Dysphagia
      • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Esophageal Ulcer
      • Esophageal Varices
      • Esophagitis
      • Gallstones
      • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
      • Gastric Ulcer
      • Gastritis
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
      • Gastroparesis
      • Heartburn
      • Ileus
      • Indigestion
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Liver Damage from Alcohol
      • Nausea
      • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
      • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
      • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
      • Pancreatitis
      • Peptic Ulcer
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Reflux Esophagitis
      • Ulcer
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Unexplained Weight Loss
      • Viral Hepatitis
      • Vomiting Disorders

      Procedures Performed

      • Colonoscopy
      • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Gastroenterology Procedures

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

        No malpractice history found for California.

      • 0
        Sanctions

        No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1998

      • Internship Hospital
        University Ca San Francisco

        Completed in 1999

      • Residency Hospital
        University Ca San Francisco

        Completed in 2001

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Ks University Med Center

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Wetzel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Gastroenterology
      • Board certified in Gastroenterology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Wetzel's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Wetzel

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Wetzel's Care Philosophy

      I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.